Bella Monte Recovery Center’s Dual Diagnosis Treatment Track specializes in the treatment of both a mental disorder and an addiction concurrently. ‘Dual Diagnosis’ is used as a diagnostic term to describe an individual who has both mental health and an alcohol or drug problem. Some of the other terms used are ‘Co-Morbid Disorders’ or ‘Co-Occurring Disorders’.
At Bella Monte Recovery Center, we have learned that most people do in fact suffer from dual diagnosis, co-occurring disorders. The first step in the recovery process is to detoxify the client from drugs or alcohol. Once the client is off of the drugs or alcohol, the addiction counseling and therapy can begin. We utilize a series of clinical evaluations to assist us in determining and diagnosing the underlying issues that caused the addiction.
Dual Diagnosis symptoms can be difficult if not impossible to identify in the beginning of the recovery process. However, once a client has an opportunity to safely remove the drugs and alcohol from their system with a painless detox process, further assessments can be made by our clinical staff to uncover underlying issues that may have precipitated the drug abuse, alcoholism, sex or eating disorders to self-medicate.
Dual diagnosis is also used to describe a co-occurring condition in which a woman or man is simultaneously diagnosed with conditions that may be treated through drug therapy, counseling, or a combination of the two including (but are not limited to) Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Love Addiction, Eating Disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Delusional Disorder, and Schizophrenia.
At Bella Monte Recovery Center we use a holistic mind, body, and spirit approach with each of our clients. All clients receive focused dual-diagnosis treatment to achieve an understanding of their disorder(s) and the changes they can make to improve their overall well-being.